in some cities around the country. new york, sunny, 89. miami, partly cloudy, 90. chicago, sunny there, 89. dallas, partly cloudy but still a whopping 101. l.a., partly cloudy, 86 degrees. time now for a check of the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows mostly clear skies in the northwest, and the northeast. storms, though, are moving across the northern plains, and the southeast will be windy, with slow-moving rainstorms. later today, hot and hazy, as well as humid across the southeast, and into the mid-atlantic states. the desert southwest will be very warm as thunderstorms pop up in the afternoon. dangerous winds and hail are likely in parts of the northern plains. and the northeast will be warm and mostly clear. in sports, the nfl owners and players resume their contract talks today here in new york. this is the 112th day of the lockout. and the two sides did make some progress last week, boosting hopes that they can reach an agreement in time to play the first preseason game on august 7th.